November 25, 2014

Ham and Cheese Waffles

You all know by now that waffles are my go-to dinner and this is my all-time favorite recipe. But after a while, it's good to change up the pace. When I saw a recipe for these SAVORY waffles that involve my favorite dynamic duo, ham and cheese, I had to make them immediately.

And they did not disappoint.

They are crisp, chewy and have such a rich flavor. Ham and cheese in every bite? Now what's bad about that?
To make them into a meal, simply serve a fried egg over top. You can also serve these as a side of bread, which is genius! (Excuse the slightly massacred fried egg...perfect eggs are not my forte.)

Anyhow, these are a great addition to my waffle recipe collection and I will be making them frequently!

Ham and Cheddar Waffles
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. table salt
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped deli ham
1 heaping Tbsp. thinly sliced green onions
1 cup buttermilk**
1/2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg

**If you don’t have buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon white vinegar in a measuring cup and fill with milk until it reaches 1 cup. Let sit for a few minutes before using.

1. Whisk together flour, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add cheese, ham, and onions and lightly toss.
2. In a separate bowl whisk buttermilk, mustard, oil and egg. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until everything is incorporated. Don’t over-mix. If you have time, allow to sit for 20-30 minutes before cooking, the waffles will be a bit fluffier. If you’re in a time crunch, go ahead and cook them.
3. Heat a waffle iron. Ladle batter into machine and cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions until just golden. All waffle irons will vary. 

4. Serve hot and fresh. To reheat, pop in toaster until heated through.

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